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Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:01

Draft of new Tester's Manual released

DVSA have released a 'Final Draft' of the new MOT Inspection Manual.

The Manual is based on domestic legislation currently in force and complies with Annex I to Directive 2014/45/EU. Future changes in legislation or in vehicle equipment design may result in variations to the test requirements.

This will probably be the final version which will be circulated to Testing Stations, but there may still be further revisions.

Latest:We have just been provided with a further revision to this document - more information on the latest version will be published in the Spotlight On section of the February edition of MOT Testing.

If any readers have any comments or observations, the editor invites you to contact him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A PDF copy of the document can be downloaded here.


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Last modified on Monday, 15 January 2018 14:40

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 UK MOT Testing Guide

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UK Motorcycle Inspection Manual

The MOT examination for motorcycles is considerably more basic than that for cars and light commercial vehicles. This Manual covers the items checked, method of inspection and reasons for rejection.

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